Former Redskins Fred Davis wanted for domestic violence incident in Adams Morgan

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D.C. police are searching for former  Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis, who is wanted for a domestic violence for an incident last month in Adams Morgan. According to police, Davis attacked the woman around The Diner at a popular 24-hour eatery, in the 2400 block of 18th Street NW. The incident happened around 3 […]

John Walsh hopes to nab more bad guys with debut of ‘The Hunt’

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John Walsh, whose groundbreaking television show “America’s Most Wanted” helped capture more than 1,200 fugitives, is starting a new show with CNN this week called “The Hunt.” The show’s aim is basically the same as the defunct “AMW:” Shine a white hot spotlight on the bad guys. “The Hunt” premieres 9 p.m., Sunday. The first show features Shane Miller, […]

The Crime Scene: Mayor urges beach boycott over pot; WaPo reporter reveals crack addiction; and anthrax letters hit museum

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We round up the top crime stories because you have better things to do. • D.C. mayor urges boycott of Ocean City over Congressman’s stance on marijuana (NBC4) • Girl, 13, killed by SUV at soccer practice (Washington Post) • Former WaPo reporter’s book recounts struggle with crack cocaine addiction (Politico) • Anthrax letters go […]

Crime History, July 2, 1919: Bomb explodes in front of attorney general’s home in D.C.

Damage done by the bomb at Attorney General A Mitchell Palmer's house in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.

On this day, July 2, in 1919, an anarchist set off a bomb at the District of Columbia home of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer. Around 11:15 p.m., anarchist Carlos Valdinoci carried the explosive, along with a written declaration of war on capitalism and the U.S. government, to Palmer’s home at 2132 R Street NW, near Dupont Circle. The bomb […]

Video: Peeping Tom caught on camera by alert witness

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Fairfax County Police are looking for a peeping Tom who was caught on camera as he masturbated and peeked inside a woman’s window. The incident was recorded by an alert citizen. Luckily for us, police have blacked out the gross parts. It happened around 7 a.m., April 15, in the 2600 block of Arlington Drive. […]

Boy, 3, was killed by multiple blows, police say

The death of toddler in Southeast Washington has been ruled a homicide. Police said the cause of death of 3-year-old Xavier Lyles was multiple blunt force injuries. Police were called to the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road SE around 11 a.m. Tuesday for a report of an unconscious male child. When emergency crews arrived, they determined […]

The Crime Scene: Witness describes PG jail beating; 3-year-old boy found dead; and D.C. police settle suit over failure to return money to citizens


We round up the top crime stories because there are a lot out there. • Cornell Jones, ex-drug kingpin, swindled D.C. for $330,000, jury finds (Washington Post) • D.C. settles suit over police failure to return cash from citizens it didn’t prosecute (Courthouse News Service) • Woman says she witnessed PG jail beating of man […]

The Crime Scene: Bethesda neighbor accused of stealing rare books; accused Potomac teacher found dead; and latest on Chris Brown

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Your cheat sheet for the crime beat. • R&B singer in talks with D.C. prosecutor about possible plea deal (Washington Post) • Former D.C. council candidate pleads guilty to campaign finance scheme (D.C. Crime Stories) • Bethesda woman accused of stealing rare books from neighbor (WJLA) • Potomac High School teacher under investigation found dead […]